2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Ford Explorer

SUVs like the Ford Escape and Ford Explorer are continuing to boom in popularity due to what they can all offer. Cars used to be the go-to for a fuel efficient ride back in the day, but these two models and others like it have worked hard to catch up. But which is right for you? Take a look at our 2017 Ford Escape vs 2017 Ford Explorer comparison page to see which of these two matches your needs more.

In terms of fuel efficiency, both the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Ford Explorer can offer a competitive rating. The Escape comes in with a bit higher rating at 29 MPG, due to its smaller size, though the Explorer isn’t too far behind at 24 MPG. Both SUVs are also capable of doing some towing. The 2017 Escape can be configured to offer up to 3,500 pounds of trailering weight, whereas the Explorer can handle a bit more at a 5,000-pound trailering capacity.

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2017 Ford Escape differences between the 2017 ford escape and 2017 ford explorer 2017 Ford Explorer
$23,600 MSRP $31,660
5 Seats Seating 7 Seats
3,500 pounds Towing Rating 5,000 pounds
Three Engine Options Three

Differences between the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Ford Explorer

A big difference between the Ford Escape and Ford Explorer is the seating capacity each has -- which will probably be a big decider in determining which is the right SUV for you. The Ford Escape comes with ample space and seating for five, but the Explorer is a bit larger and will let you seat up to seven passengers in its three rows. The Explorer also has an additional configuration that replaces the second-row bench with two bucket seats, bringing down the total seating to six.

Both the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Explorer come packed with comfort, tech features and safety. Looking for more ways to stay connected while on the road? You’ll love the available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in these two SUVs. Are you planning on spending hours on the road at a time? You may be interested in upgrading to the comfy and durable leather seating options. Each also has available advanced safety features to help keep you safe and alert!

Need to make this decision in person? Feel free to swing by Holiday Automotive, where you can give the 2017 Ford Escape and 2017 Ford Explorer a test drive!

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